Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Happy Sunday!

Lent has begun and we are praying.

We are giving of our gifts and our lives.

We are fasting so as to have more time with our beloved.

God wants more in our lives.

Are we growing in our openness to love?

Love is knocking on the door to our heart.  Are we listening in any measure of silence?

In the Memorare it reads: despise not my petitions but in your mercy hear and answer me.

Lent prepares us for the Easter amazement!  Walk into the light.  He is waiting.  If challenged pray, "Holy Spirit, help me!'  God is here.  

This Sunday know you are loved.

Peace!

Happy Sunday! Today is also the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A poor girl named Bernadette saw Our Lady in a grotto in France 18 times. Both Bernadette and her poor family were ridiculed and pressured by the faithful and authorities. The parish priest finally offered shelter when the young vessel communicated the name of the beautiful lady. I am the Immaculate Conception was spoken into Bernadette's innermost being. Having no formal education or receipt of her first Holy Communion, the priest believed her. Her parents first disciplined the young girl, but came to believe her and stood by her. Is our faith strong like Bernadette's to believe the unbelievable? Do we accept miracles happen? What do we believe happens at each and every mass every Sunday? Water and wine become the body and blood of Jesus Christ! The hungry are fed. The lame walk. The mute speak. Bernadette was a woman. A prophet of the most high, who spoke the truth of what she heard and saw. Many miracles have occurred from the stream that began in the grotto that time and now. For people who trust in the Providence of God's will Lourdes water is distributed in the USA at the approved distribution center-The Lourdes Center in Boston (in the view of Fenway Park!). For a small mailing fee bottles of the water may be ordered. http://www.lourdescenter.org/welcome.html May our sores be healed so we in turn heal others this Sunday and every day! As we prepare for Lent beginning this Wednesday, consider how Sunday may be a sanctuary of new life! Peace!
Happy Sunday! Jesus was found near the sick, and seeking those in need of healing. Job's faith was tested. Our faith is tested in the mystery of suffering. Pope Francis calls the church a field hospital. How have you experienced his healing? How are you living to share the good news of the healing? Will you join us in celebrating the 5th Anniversary of www.reclaimsunday.net? Thanks be to God for all you have done and continue to do in our lives! Happy Anniversary! Peace!
Happy Sunday! Happy 5th Anniversary www.reclaimsunday.net! In the church we are people of scripture and tradition. Today parishes under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas celebrate the angelic doctor's feast day. He was said to have written the Summa and said 'All that I have written is but straw to me.' His contributions were tested over time. This week www.reclaimsunday.net celebrates the 5th Anniversary of living the resurrection of Sunday and posting a message to bring hope found in a life of faith centered on the Eucharist! Each week a blog post on an aspect of living as a disciple is shared along with supplemental posts on prayer and the beauty of this world! Did we know if it would extend past the initial class project? No, but we went ahead bringing the glory of God to the web! Now over 140,000 visitors have come to the site!! Thanks for sharing the link and engaging friends in thinking about living Sunday as the 'little Easter it is!' Our world has many challenges, yet sustained by the Eucharist nothing can separate us from the love of God, especially lived on Sundays! May you celebrate with us and write a comment or share on social media to cast the net further? We thank God for the freedom to worship in America and openly live our faith! We also pray in solidarity with those who who have gone before us. Don't be discouraged, but believe in the Holy will of God for a more excellent way to live! So, Happy Anniversary reclaimsunday.net! St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us! Peace!

Happy Sunday!

Are you prepared to follow Christ today?  Leave the nets for a life of resurrection in him?  Explore horizons of hope changed because of his plan for our lives?

The Gospel calls us to be challenged in the plan for our lives.  The first apostles left everything behind and left immediately to follow Christ.  What did they see in him to make that decision?  How was 'everything' transformed for a new freedom of transcendance?

How is Christ calling you today to be a 'fisher of men?' (Mark 1:17)

How will this Sunday open us to eternity?

One day soon we will be called to return to the house of the father.  Let's get going!

Peace!

Latest comments

10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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29.04 | 13:30

Sunday is the most precious day of the week, time for reflection, Mass, family, and often religious studies, reflection, writing and ministry.

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